Past ILA Annual Conferences

Date                                       Place

January 23, 1896                  Springfield
November 27, 1896              Chicago
January 20, 1897                  Springfield
May 13, 1897                         Peoria
February 22, 1898                 Evanston
February 21-22, 1899           Champaign-Urbana
February 21-23, 1900           East St. Louis
February 21-23, 1901           Lincoln
April 30-May 1, 1902            Quincy
April 13-15, 1903                  Chicago: University of Chicago
April 20-21, 1904                  Decatur
April 20-21, 1905                  Rockford
May 22-24, 1906                   Springfield
February 20-22, 1907           Bloomington
October 12-14, 1908             Galesburg
October 12-14, 1909             East St. Louis
October 11-12, 1910             Rock Island
October 11-13, 1911             Joliet
October 24-26, 1912             St. Louis, MO
December 30-31, 1913         Chicago
October 21-23, 1914             Springfield
November 3-5, 1915             Champaign-Urbana, University of Illinois
October 11-13, 1916             Ottawa
October 17-19, 1917             Decatur
October 9-11, 1918               Peoria (postponed because of an influenza epidemic)
October 7-9, 1919                 Peoria
October 12-14, 1920             Springfield
October 11-13, 1921             Urbana: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
October 19-21, 1922             Chicago
September 26-28, 1923       Peoria
October 21-23, 1924             Bloomington
October 14-16, 1925             Rockford
May 12-14, 1926                   Mt. Vernon
October 27-29, 1927            Joliet
October 17-19, 1928             Danville
October 16-18, 1929             Urbana: University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
October 15-17, 1930             Moline
October 21-23, 1931             Peoria
October 26-28, 1932             Springfield
October 17, 1933                   Chicago
October 31-Nov. 2, 1934       Decatur
October 30-Nov. 1, 1935       Rockford
October 28-31, 1936              Peoria
November 3-5, 1937              Chicago
October 26-28, 1938              Springfield
October 26-28, 1939              Peoria
October 24-26, 1940              Chicago
October 9-11, 1941                Springfield
October 22-24, 1942              Chicago
* November 10, 1943             Chicago
* October 14, 1944                 Chicago
* October 13, 1945                 Chicago
October 10-12, 1946              Springfield
November 13-15, 1947          Chicago
November 18-20, 1948          Springfield
** November 9-12, 1949        Grand Rapids, MI
October 19-21, 1950               Peoria
October 18-20, 1951               Chicago
October 2-4, 1952                   Springfield
November 5-7, 1953               Chicago
November 4-6. 1954               Springfield
October 27-29, 1955               Chicago
1956                                          Peoria
November 9, 1957                   Chicago
October 23-25, 1958                Rockford
November 19-21, 1959            Chicago
*** October 27-19, 1960          St. Louis, MO
October 26-28, 1961                Chicago
October 25-27, 1962                Springfield
October 31-November, 1963   Aurora
October 22-24, 1964                 Peoria
October 28-30, 1965                 Chicago
October 21-23, 1966                 Rockford
October 11-14, 1967                 Milwaukee, WI
October 17-19, 1968                 Chicago
October 22-25, 1969                 Peoria
October 22-24, 1970                 Chicago
November 3-6, 1971 (MRLC)   Chicago
October 12-14, 1972                 Chicago
October 31-Nov. 3, 1973          Rosemont
October 23-25, 1974                 Springfield
December 3-5, 1975                 Chicago
November 2-5, 1976                 Chicago
October 25-28, 1977                 Springfield
October 24-27, 1978                 Chicago
**** Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 1979         Milwaukee, WI
November 13-15, 1980             Chicago
1981
October 21-23, 1982                  Chicago
**** Nov. 2-5, 1983                     Cincinnati, OH
May 9-11, 1984                           Chicago
May 1-3, 1985                             Springfield
May 21-23, 1986                         Chicago
April 22-24, 1987                        Springfield
May 11-13, 1988                         Chicago
April 5-7, 1989                             St. Charles
May 2-4, 1990                              Springfield
May 1-4, 1991                              Chicago
March 18-21, 1992                      Chicago
April 27-May 1, 1993                   Springfield
March 23-26, 1994                      Chicago
May 2-6, 1995                               Peoria
May 14-18, 1996                          Chicago
October 26-28, 1997                    Springfield
October 24-27, 1998                    Chicago
October 16-19, 1999                    Chicago
October 14-17, 2000                    Peoria
October 17-20, 2001                    Springfield
September 24-27, 2002               Chicago
October 14-18, 2003                     Springfield
September 28 - October 2, 2004 Chicago
October 11-14, 2005                      Peoria
October 3-6, 2006                           Chicago
October 9-12, 2007                         Springfield
September 23-26, 2008                 Chicago
October 6-9, 2009                           Peoria
September 28-30, 2010                 Chicago
October 18-20, 2011                      Rosemont
October 9-12, 2012                        Peoria
October 15-17, 2013                      Chicago
October 14-16, 2014                      Springfield
***** October 21-24, 2015            Peoria
October 18-20, 2016                      Rosemont
October 10-12, 2017                      Tinley Park
October 9-11, 2018                        Peoria
October 22-24, 2019                      Tinley Park
****** October 20-22, 2020           Virtual Conference


* No conference held because of the war. Annual business meetings held on days indicated.

** Held in conjunction with the 1949 Midwest Regional Conference of the American Library Association. Business meeting held on November 10.

*** Held in conjunction with the Missouri Library Association.

**** Held in conjunction with the Midwest Federation of Library Associations.

***** Held in conjunction with Illinois School Library Media Association.

******Originally scheduled to be held in Springfield, moved to a virtual conference due to COVID-19

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